Janie McCauley

Art Eckman Sports Communication Speaker

Janie McCauley (’98) started her professional journey at the Spokesman-Review where she dedicated two and a half years to reporting local sports. In November 2000, she transitioned to The Associated Press’ Seattle Bureau, covering Ichiro Suzuki’s remarkable rookie year with the Mariners, a season in which the team won 116 games.

In 2002, McCauley relocated to San Francisco, covering the iconic Barry Bonds and his quest to become home run king, which he ultimately achieved in 2007. She was named AP’s Sports Writer of the Year for her exemplary coverage in 2005. McCauley remains based in the Bay Area focused on duties as a national baseball writer and covering the Golden State Warriors and Stanford women’s basketball.

McCauley is gearing up for her sixth Olympic assignment, slated to cover swimming and other beats at the upcoming Summer Games in Paris. Her previous Olympic coverage includes the Summer Games in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro, as well as the Winter Games in 2006 and 2010. She has also reported on the World Cup in Brazil, Women’s World Cup in Canada, Warriors’ NBA Finals, two Super Bowls and four World Series.

McCauley is married to fellow AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow and they have two daughters, Emma and Lily.

The Art Eckman Fund in Sports Communication honors Murrow alum and renowned sports broadcaster, Art Eckman (’64).